Articles tagged new wave

Technology Is the Servant of the Human Beings: The OMD Interview

At the turn of the postmodern era, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was on top of the world. They were the cutting edge of pop music, whether they hate to admit it or not.

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OMD: The Punishment of Luxury

On their third post-reunion album, the synth veterans' triumphs more than make up for a somewhat dated message.

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30 Aug 2017 // 10:10 AM

Gary Numan - “My Name Is Ruin” (Singles Going Steady)

Gary Numan's "My Name Is Ruin" is dark, intense, and shockingly vital.

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Dent May: Across the Multiverse

With his fourth full-length, tunesmith Dent May finally settles into a persona well-suited to his particular brand of technicolor retro-pop, resulting in one of the best pop albums of 2017.

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Blancmange: Happy Families / Mange Tout / Believe You Me

Blancmange seemed cut out to be the perfect '80s synthpop duo. So why didn't it quite turn out that way? This set of deluxe reissues helps explain.

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1 Aug 2017 // 10:38 AM

OMD - “The Punishment of Luxury” (Singles Going Steady)

The latest track from OMD is a straightforward indictment of consumer culture and those who would champion it.

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Nick Lowe: Reissues, 1982-1990

Six vital releases from one of the most underappreciated titans of power pop are finally back in print.

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Erasure - “World Be Gone (Boxed In Remix)” (premiere)

Legendary synthpoppers Erasure return with their second single from their latest album and a stunning remix.

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Erasure: From Moscow to Mars - An Erasure Anthology

From Moscow to Mars is a definitive set that thoroughly explores three decades of pop magic by the veteran British duo.

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The Cure’s Pornographic Cure: Bittersweet Relief

The Cure's Pornography is so much more than just the ponderously murky, suicide-inducing effort it's often made out to be.

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13 Jun 2017 // 7:53 AM

Phoenix: Ti Amo

Summer is here and Phoenix have returned with a set of pop songs determinedly celebrating vacationing on the beach and the joys of love and romance.

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Finally, a Proper Biography of Chrissie Hynde

Despite the analytic difficulties inherently present in Hynde as a subject, Sobsey truly does deliver the goods.

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The Grace and Beauty of Roxy Music’s ‘Avalon’

It's not often that great bands have the opportunity to end a career on a high note with their swansong song albums, but Roxy Music brilliantly did with Avalon.

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Paul Weller: A Kind Revolution

In a career that spans 40 years, Paul Weller is still making vibrant, essential music and his latest album is among his most impassioned and focused.

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Sign of the Times: An Interview With Miami Horror

Emerging from the Australian electronic-pop revival with the likes of Neon Indian and Kimbra, Miami Horror move from the personal to the imaginative in pastel-bright fashion.

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8 May 2017 // 2:30 AM

Midnight Oil’s Time Has Come Again

Midnight Oil taught me that citizens not only need a soundtrack for resistance, but we also need to resist.

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A Flock of Seagulls: Remixes & Rarities

This odds 'n' ends compendum from the underrated '80s band does exactly what it says on the box, for better or worse.

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Marc Almond: Hits and Pieces - The Best of Marc Almond and Soft Cell

Hits and Pieces concentrates on the commercially-appealing aspects of Almond's recordings, painting him as the pop star he has always been so reluctant to be.

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New Order: Presents Be Music

A comprehensive, if scattershot, compendium or Sumner, Hook, and the Other Two's production work -- and then some.

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Animotion - “Last Time” (video) (premiere)

New wave synthpop band Animotion returns to music 26 years after their last work and they've got a brand new video, "Last Time".

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Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

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"McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

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